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Construction of a three-story, 72,000 SF primary school

As part of the school's "Think Forward Campaign," BDR was the day-to-day project manager for a new three-story, 72,000 SF Primary School. This new facility provides K-5 students a 100 percent language immersion initiative that engages design-thinking, project-based problem solving across the STEAM family of disciplines which are the foundation for the IB Primary Years Program.


Midway through construction process, the owner requested a schedule reduction with an early occupancy of 2 months with no increase to the project budget. BDR worked with the construction manager to develop a construction and procurement plan to expedite the process.  Each Monday, the project team facilitated an all-hands-on-deck meeting to shave time off of the schedule.

The new Primary School is comprised of 12 classrooms with enhanced technology supporting a variety of seating arrangements, a flexible learning commons with a series of breakout spaces, a maker space, outdoor classrooms, and a plaza that connects to other buildings on campus. Through effective stakeholder coordination and decision making, BDR achieved 5.2% savings to provide for the following scope additions:

  • Additional classroom millwork storage

  • Security upgrades

  • Plaza improvements with equipment lift

  • Mechanical system upgrades

Atlanta International School

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